ST. LOUIS Blues goalie Brian Elliott didn't even have a guaranteed roster spot when training camp opened in September. Now he's likely to represent the Western Conference at next month's All-Star Game in Ottawa.
Signed to a two-way 600,000 contract - the best offer he had following a disappointing 2011 season Elliott has done more than beat out prospect Ben Bishop for the Blues' backup goalie spot.
He's become one of the best stories in the NHL.
Elliott heads into Tuesday night's start in Detroit with a 13-4 record, the best winning percentage in the league.
"He's been amazing," said defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. "I think this little stretch we are on here, I think we owe a lot of our wins to him. It seems like he's been our best player in the third period, every time he plays.
"I think he's caught a lot of people off guard. He's turned a lot of heads and we couldn't be happier for him. I think it shows a lot about his character, the type of fighter that he is to really just...